Goin’ to the Chapel

Actually, not a chapel.  I think it’s a schwanky restaurant or something like that.  I am shooting another wedding today, so I have them on the brain.  Here’s a photo of one I did in September, as well as an excerpt from Beth Moore’s Believing God for you to enjoy this lovely Saturday.

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The children of Israel showed they were God’s conquerors on earth by conquering.  Victory always assumes a counterpart defeat.  We will never take our places as “more than overcomers” with nothing to overcome.  We will never be victors without opponents.  As we will continue to see in our journey [in the book], God gave the Israelites the Promised Land but told them they’d have to take what was theirs in fierce battle.  Why?  Probably one reason was so they’d develop the strength to keep it once they conquered it.  Surely another was to let them experience the thrill of victory that only a battle hard fought can bring.  In God’s economy, much of what is worth having is proved worth fighting for.

Like the Israelites, you and I have been promised spiritual ground for great and abiding victory on a turf where our enemy stands in defiance.  If you’re not presently occupying your Promised Land, rest assured the devil is.  Are you going to stand by and let him get away with that?  God has given you land, Beloved, but He’s calling you to go forth and take it.  Your enemy is standing on your God-given ground daring you to take possession of it.  Are you going to let him have it?  Or are you going to claim your inheritance? Possession is the law of the Promised Land.

With that, be encouraged!

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